Though we envy the lush, perfectly tousled manes of the likes of Blake Lively and Lily Aldridge, at the end of the day, their hairstylists are the ones who should really be taking credit. (Well, their hairstylists and maybe a bottle of Viviscal, $40). Celebrity hairstylists, like makeup artists, have access to the most luxe products on the market-only the best for Gigi Hadid's strands, after all. A $35 texture spray? They'll have two in their kit at all times. A tiny vial of some top-secret hair oil worth more than your clothing budget? Not out of the ordinary. Which is all great and everything, but what about us mere mortals? What are we to do about our sad, lifeless strands when a $50 styling cream is out of the question?
With non-industry folk in mind, we asked some of Hollywood's top hairstylists for the products they love that are less traumatizing to the wallet. These products grace the aisles of your local Walgreens or CVS and get toted around to red carpet glam sessions with their more expensive counterparts (and performing just as well-or even better). From a magical root-boosting lotion to the industry's favorite drugstore hair spray, keep scrolling for 10 drugstore products hairstylists swear by!
The Hairstylist:В Bridget Brager
Clients: Kate Bosworth, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Kiernan Shipka
Brager's Praise:В "I love this dry shampoo because it works! It removes excess oil and adds a really nice texture to day-old hair. It's the best drugstore dry shampoo by far.вЂќ
John Frieda Frizz-Ease Thermal Polishing SerumJohn Frieda
Brager'sВ Praise: вЂњIt's a great heat protector when used on damp hair and great for adding shine after you style. I used to use the brand in high school and I find it's still a staple drugstore favorite.вЂќ Note: The product has been discontinued.
The Hairstylist:В Bryce Scarlett
Clients: Diane Kruger, Lily Aldridge, Frieda Pinto
Scarlett'sВ Praise: вЂњThis is the best lightweight, workable hairspray.вЂќJohn Frieda Luxurious Volume Root Booster Blow Dry Lotion $9Shop
The Hairstylist:В Adir Abergel
Clients: Kristen Stewart, Reese Witherspoon, Rooney Mara
Abergel'sВ Praise: вЂњThe key to creating a glamorous red carpet look is the right amount of volume. This product helps create the right memory at the foundation. A volumizer helps to expand the cuticle and allows hair to hold shape during styling. I like to apply this product throughout wet hair.вЂќ
В (Scarlett agrees, saying this product вЂњoffers lots of volume and leaves no unwanted texture in the hair.вЂќ)Garnier Fructis Style Sleek & Shine Anti-Humidity Hairspray $5Shop
Abergel'sВ Praise: вЂњIt's a smoothing hair spray that helps create an instant barrier against frizz, and creates beautiful shine and bounce.вЂќNexxus Oil Infinite Nourishing Hair Oil $30Shop
The Hairstylist:В Jennifer Yepez
Clients: Gigi Hadid, Zendaya, Joan Smalls
Yepez'sВ Praise: вЂњThis oil is great for taming frizz, nourishing the hair, and adding shine. It won't weigh your hair down, even if your hair is on the oily side. It's perfect for that Victoria's Secret tousled hair.вЂќ
Nexxus Diametress Volumizing Leave-In Conditioning CrГЁmeNexxus
Yepez'sВ Praise: вЂњIt leaves the hair voluminous and shiny without weighing it down, and smells so good. It helps hydrate and moisturize the hair and is the perfect styling cream for blow-drying and curling the hair.вЂќ Note: The product has been discontinued.Organix Penetrating Moroccan Argan Oil Light $7Shop
The Hairstylist: Rob Talty
Clients: Nicole Scherzinger, Jaime King, Eiza Gonzalez
Talty'sВ Praise: вЂњThis is one of my favorite products for protecting and nourishing hair; it gives it that luxurious feeling. Simply spread through damp hair and style as usual, whether that's air-drying or blowing it out. Your hair will feel great!вЂќGarnier Fructis Full & Plush Ends Plumper Amplifying Leave-In Serum $18Shop
Talty's Praise: вЂњIt's great for giving fine hair that boost of fullness for voluminous looks with that tousled texture.вЂќAqua Net Professional Hairspray $3Shop
The Hairstylist:В John Ruggiero
Clients:В Chloe Sevigny, Chrissy Teigen, Rashida Jones
Ruggiero's Praise:В вЂњWhen I need for hair or wigs to be fixed into place without moving, I always go for this '80s throwback spray. There's nothing that gives hold quite like it. It's awful for the health of your hair in the long run, but if that's not a concern and you want gravity-defying hold, I highly suggest it.вЂќ
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